Éducation olympique

Joannie Rochette

Lesson description

Two days before her competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Joannie Rochette‘s mother passed away from a heart attack. Instead of dropping out of the competition, Joannie showed tremendous strength and courage as she not only competed, but won a Bronze Medal.

Lesson instructions

Download the resource suitable to participants’ reading levels.

Special features

Each resource includes a printable story and comprehension and reflection activities written at three reading levels, enabling teachers to easily adapt the lesson to students of multiple reading and achievement levels.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Identify and describe the concept of courage;
  2. Develop tools to help themselves be courageous and persevering.


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